I'm thinking of buying a Hobie AI, but a statement on the Watertribe web site regarding the AI is very bothersome. It states:
The weight of the boat is 115 lbs. the design displacement is 350 lbs. leaving 235 lbs. for driver and gear without beginning to bury the amas in the water for additional flotation.
Is this statement true? I weigh about 200#, and that statement indicates I could only carry 35# of gear, water, and food--not very much if I want to do a weeklong camping trip in the Everglades.
If this is not true, what is the carrying capacity (driver, gear, food, water) of an AI?
Thanks for your help.